Weekend Update

It’s August again, which means the return of my much-beloved half-day Fridays. I’m changing things up a bit this year, though, and not taking them all off, as I usually do — I just have too much going on.

I did take this past Friday off, though, which gave me a nice three-day weekend. I was a lot less lazy than I have been recently, which was a nice change of pace. Among other things, I:

  • spent half a day at Ikea and came home with some much-needed additional shelving for my much-too-small kitchen. I also bought a slipcover for my couch, to hide the damage my bad, bad cat has done, but unfortunately, it didn’t fit, so I returned it.
  • read an entire book, the much-anticipated Breaking Dawn. To my great disappointment, it pretty much sucked — and not in a good, vampire-book way. I didn’t care especially which boy Bella ended up with (since I kind of disliked them equally) so the actual outcome didn’t bother me. I was tremendously annoyed, however, by the fact that the author violated her self-created mythology in order to set in motion a most implausible happy ending.
  • joined a group of friends for a Segway tour of DC. More on that later in the week…
  • swatched for the skirt I’m planning to knit. Because it’s a big project, and I really want it to fit, I even laundered it before checking my gauge, which seems to be exactly what it should. (Translation: this means that, unless I screw up, the finished skirt should be the right size.) I’m excited to get started, because I think it is going to look excellent with my new shoes.
  • tried out a new restaurant on H Street, Sticky Rice, with sprite. I thought the food was pretty tasty, but the service could use some work. We were in no hurry, so the fact that things were a bit slow wasn’t a problem, but in the time we were there, two couples were seated, waited (and waited and waited) for service, and finally left in frustration.

What I didn’t do this weekend: clean. My apartment looks like a bomb exploded in it. Not cool. I really need to deal with it before I head out of town on Thursday…

4 thoughts on “Weekend Update

  1. sprite August 5, 2008 / 2:55 pm

    Just remember to keep trying the skirt on as you go because you know the second cardinal tenet of knitting (after Swatch!) is Swatches Lie!

  2. common loon August 5, 2008 / 4:42 pm

    Sewing patterns lie, too!

  3. Mom August 5, 2008 / 7:53 pm

    Enjoyed the update! And your new header is beautiful!!

  4. Sionna August 5, 2008 / 8:44 pm

    Yeah. Breaking Dawn was a big fat disappointment.


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